Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Good day my friends.  Lots of new changes going on in the mill these days.  From walls to doors that have been added and more.  I thought I would share a few photos and start with just the kitchen area first.  Remember a few posts back when I rambled on about this wall in the kitchen that I did not know if I wanted it to stay or go?  Well I finally decided to get rid of it.

This is one of the two old farmhouse cupboards that will be in the kitchen of the mill.  We both knew that the kitchen had to work around these two pieces.  The other matching cupboard is in storage right now so I am unable to show you at this time, shucks!  This one is the bigger of the two, much wider. It has a pull out wooden counter.  Just love this piece!  My husband had taken this out of an old small cottage home that was being demolished by DNR.  This is truly a one of a kind.  Story has it that the gentleman that built this house had a fiancé that he truly loved and to make a long story short....She left him for his brother.  So he lived alone in this very unique home he built with his own hands, even the cupboards, and died there also.  How sad!  So glad that these were able to be saved by us. 

Anywhooooo, where was I?   Oh, yes, when I finally decided to let the guys take out the only wall in the kitchen that I wasn't quite sure I would need or not.....I stood there, visioning the placement of everything in the kitchen, and said to the boys......MOVE THAT WALL!! they did in a matter of a few minutes it was gone!  I think they did this so quickly so that I did not have the chance to change my mind.  They are so clever.

Here is what the wall looks like gone.  They have since finished it off and as an added bonus so to speak, they went a step further and made my pantry larger.  (the open entry door seen here leading to the pantry)  Whooohooo!  I had them build the wall wide enough for the cupboard above.  Sure opened up the kitchen.  The other side of the wall is where the stairs are to go to upper level.

I added this photo again to show side by side differences of before and after.

In this photo of the kitchen are the two doors added.  The center one will lead out to the 3 season porch.  The other far right door will lead into the garage.  The center wall between the two doors will be where the double oven and stove will go.  You can't tell in this picture but it is a very deep wall where the flour came into from upper level and they bagged the flour here.  So the oven and stove will sit into this wall.  Gonna be pretty cool!!!!

Here is another shot of kitchen, far right is the new wall.  Sorry for the poor photo.  With no electricity to give more light some photos are dark.  Have had very few sunny days for good photo opps.

This photo has nothing to do with the kitchen but just wanted to share with you this monster piece that the guys hung up just to get it out of their way.  It is a grain hopper original to the mill.  We intend to use it as the top of our shower in the upstairs bathroom.  Way Cool!!!!!.  Can't wait to show more soon.  Hope you enjoyed some of what is happening at our mill.  With any luck we can start moving in early summer/late spring! Visa Versa.  Have a wonderful day my friends.


A Primitive Homestead said...

Wonderful seeing your vision come together. I sighed a bit when I saw the hopper thinking oh find a way to use it, it should stay. Great idea shower top.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I can't wait to see your wonderful old cupboards installed in your kitchen. You've got your work cut out for you, but you'll have a beautiful home that's uniquely you. Thanks for sharing your progress!